Heal in Weeks Instead of Months
You see it all the time. A professional athlete develops Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow). It's the same injury thousands of people get, yet the professional athlete is competing again in a matter of days or weeks while most people suffer for months on end. How can that be? The difference is that the general public take painkillers and just rest while the pro athlete takes more action. Professional athletes are using tools to help them heal quickly. And the reality is that anyone with Tennis Elbow can have that treatment too. King Brand® makes those tools. We provide professional athletes with these tools, and we can provide them to you as well.
How to Heal Your Tennis Elbow
Tennis Elbow and other forms of elbow tendonitis are some of the most persistent conditions many people are faced with. Whether it's due to a sudden trauma or the result of repetitive strain, once damaged, the elbow can be incredibly resistant to healing. Patients with Tennis Elbow rarely take the time necessary to rest their elbow so it can heal completely. For medical professionals it is impractical to expect the patient to not use an arm for weeks or months while the body heals itself. For the practical treatment of Elbow Tendonitis a more proactive solution is required. This solution is King Brand's® ColdCure® and BFST® Elbow wraps.
The Ultimate Solution:
If you Really want to get better, here's Exactly what you need to do.
- Wear a ColdCure® wrap as much as possible. This will help decrease the inflammation and protect your elbow from further damage while you heal.
- Treat yourself with BFST® first thing every morning. Treat yourself with BFST 2 or 3 more times throughout the day. This will help you heal quickly.
- Avoid re-straining the injury as much as possible. Giving your elbow a rest is hard, but it is very important in the early stages of healing.
Do this and your Tennis Elbow can truly heal - Finally.
Rapid Recovery After Surgery
Surgery for your Tennis Elbow should be a last resort. You should only consider surgery if rest and conservative treatment hasn't proven effective after 6-12 months. If you do undergo surgery for your Tennis Elbow, ColdCure® and BFST® Elbow wraps are the ideal post-surgery treatment solution. Use the ColdCure® Elbow wrap immediately following surgery to help with the pain and bring down the swelling. Once the swelling and inflammation is gone, start doing BFST® treatments to stimulate blood flow and accelerate the healing process.
The Treatment Process
If you want to heal your Tennis Elbow as quickly as possible and return to your regular routine, use both the ColdCure® and BFST® Elbow wraps. Start with the ColdCure® wrap first. ColdCure® treatments
will work to relieve the pain and inflammation of your Tennis Elbow. This will take 2 to 10 days depending on the severity of the condition.
Once your pain and swelling is gone, you can start using the BFST® wrap. BFST® treatments will promote blood flow to your injured tendons in order to repair the damaged tissue. Treatments are simple, plug it in, turn it on and rest. Each treatment will take 20 minutes and the effects last 4 hours or more. The more times you treat each day, the more you promote blood flow and the faster you will heal. BFST treatments promote healing of the underlying issue; they do not just mask the pain. It is simple to use and very effective.
It is also important to understand that rest is required in order to heal. If you strain your already injured elbow, this will only lengthen your recovery time and undo any healing you've done. Avoid re-injury by resting the affected elbow as much as possible.
Dealing With Pain
Tennis Elbow can be extremely painful and debilitating. NSAIDs such as ASA, acetaminophen or ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain but these drugs do nothing to treat the actual condition. In fact, NSAIDs are known blood thinners and make the bleeding worse for fresh tissue injuries. Typical pain medications actually interfere with the healing process. Cortisone injections are used in extreme cases but these too are intended to address the pain. They do not promote healing of the injury and they put you at a very high risk of further injury.
Painkillers are BAD, Not Good
Painkillers mask the pain. Without fail this causes people to over-stress and re-injure their elbow. This only makes things worse. It's understandable that you need relief from the pain. If you must take painkillers, try to restrict them to times when you are resting. You can use painkillers to help you sleep. Using them when you are active is a recipe for permanent damage.
A ColdCure® Elbow wrap from King Brand® Healthcare is specifically designed for treating Tennis Elbow related pain. It does a superior job of relieving pain and swelling without the use of drugs. This innovative wrap is incredibly soothing and protects your elbow from further injury. The pain killing element is actually incredibly powerful and it works instantly - there's no 20 minute wait like with pills.
ColdCure® Devices Reduce Pain and Swelling
ColdCure® Devices are NOT typical cold or ice packs.
For dealing with the swelling and pain associated with Tennis Elbow, nothing works better than our cold compression wrap.
ColdCure® technology works instantly. As soon as you put it on you feel incredible relief. This device is designed just for the elbow so it is a perfect fit, well targeted and extremely effective. ColdCure® therapy can be applied for extended periods of time, providing superior relief from the pain and swelling that comes with Tennis Elbow. Put it on and you will instantly feel relief and relaxation as it draws the pain and tension out of your elbow and body. You can use it at home or on the go and it feels wonderful the entire time you are wearing it.
The ColdCure® wrap is made entirely of very stretchy material. It wraps around your elbow and applies a very gentle pressure over the entire affected area. The wrap comes with swappable cold packs of a very special design. They are soft and flexible and mold to the shape of your elbow, yet the gel inside them won't squeeze out of place. Each ColdCure® Elbow wrap comes with 3 gel packs. Use them 1 at a time, keeping the other 2 in the fridge or freezer so you can keep swapping them out as many times as you like. There's no need to take a break between treatments if you're using gel packs stored in the fridge. You can keep using them as long as you want the pain relief.
Doctors Know - Blood Flow is Essential.
You don't have to wait for endless months in pain. You can heal much more quickly with the right treatment. For Tennis Elbow, blood flow is the most critical element in rapid recovery. Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy, BFST®, gives your elbow the blood flow it needs to heal quickly and completely.
Enhanced blood flow brings extra oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the area - a requirement for the body to heal itself. Unfortunately, an injured elbow at rest often has restricted blood flow, which in turn limits the body's ability to heal. Physical activity will promote blood flow, but all too often it also results in small but frequent re-injury, which extends the healing time and greatly increases the amount of scar tissue that remains. With a King Brand® BFST® Tennis Elbow therapy device, blood flow can be stimulated in the injured area while you are at rest. With improved blood flow and without physical activity and the risk of re-injury, you can recover from your Tennis Elbow at a surprisingly rapid rate.
BFST® Devices are Electrical Medical Appliances that
actively stimulate blood flow in injured tissue.
BFST® Devices are NOT heating pads.
BFST® stimulates blood flow through the elbow while you are at rest. This is very important, because while at rest, an unaided and inflamed elbow can otherwise have seriously impeded blood flow. It is the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood that enables the healing process, so adequate blood flow is required for the elbow tendons to heal properly and quickly.
The device is very easy to use. Put it on, plug it in, turn it on and sit back and relax. Often people notice a slight tingling sensation and warmth deep in their elbow as the BFST® starts the blood flowing. The effects last up to 4 hours. So long after you're done your 20 minute treatment, the blood keeps flowing and your elbow keeps healing. The more you do it the longer it lasts and the healthier your elbow gets.
The promotion of blood flow has obvious benefits. The reminder of the injury is incredibly important too, because avoiding re-injury is fundamental to rapid recovery.
The BFST® device is designed to be worn even when turned off to help protect the elbow from re-injury, and this goes a long way towards shortening the recovery time. Patients enjoy the support BFST® wraps provide and appreciate that they are healing - patients like wearing them, they know it's helping them heal. This positive attitude further contributes to an overall positive recovery plan.
You're Ready To Go
When you entered our site, an Elbow ColdCure® and Elbow BFST® medical device were automatically put into your shopping cart. What are in your cart now are the two things you need to stop the pain and speed the healing of your Tennis Elbow. You may go to the checkout at any time or please continue to learn more about treating Tennis Elbow by exploring our site. You can also find products to treat other injuries and ailments in our shop.
100% Completely Healing
When you are recovering from Tennis Elbow, the pain ends long before your elbow finishes healing. In fact, the pain usually heals when your elbow has undergone less than 20% of the time for a complete recovery. The whole healing process is very complex. (You can click here for the full story.) The key thing to remember is that long after the pain stops your elbow is still healing. Long after the pain stops you should continue giving yourself BFST treatments to complete the healing process. This can make the difference between having a lifetime of recurring problems or a chronically bad elbow in the future versus getting rid of the issue for good. Use your BFST for a few months after the pain stops and you may never have elbow problems again.
Combination Therapy BFST® + ColdCure® Treatments
Relieve Pain & Suffering
Combination Therapy means combining ColdCure® and BFST® by alternating treatments. Combination Therapy is much more effective than using just ColdCure® or just BFST®. This is because you're getting both the pain and swelling relief of ColdCure® and the healing benefits of BFST®, resulting in the absolute best treatment for your Tennis Elbow.
While your Tennis Elbow is healing, it's impossible to completely rest your elbow. We all have responsibilities and things that need to be done. Do your best to minimize reinjury, but when you do strain your elbow or have extra activity, use your ColdCure® wrap after you are done to reduce any swelling and pain that may result from the activity. Keeping the reinjury to a minimum is very important.
If you know you are going to be active, before your activity, treat yourself with BFST®. BFST® treatments warm up the underlying tissue and lubricate the area with extra blood flow so you can reduce the amount of damage that you suffer from starting your activity cold.
Whenever you have pain or swelling, use ColdCure®. Before you are active and as many times as you can through the day use BFST®. With the right combination of treatments you can keep your suffering to a minimum and maximize the rate of healing.
Medical Function - ColdCure® Wrap - Extreme Pain Relief
The ColdCure® Elbow Wrap is an FDA registered Class I medical device. This medical grade cold compression wrap is designed for home use. Doctors prescribe ColdCure® wraps as standard treatment of pain and inflammation. When used correctly, a ColdCure® wrap applied to Tennis Elbow immediately reduces the risk of further damage from excessive swelling. This swelling can be in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or tendon sheaths within the elbow. Doctors and Therapists agree that controlling swelling is a fundamental part of reducing long term permanent damage as a result of a soft tissue injury. The ColdCure® wrap exceeds all government and health agency regulatory requirements for cold therapy specifically for use in soft tissue injuries.
For the last 100 years, healthcare workers, athletes and physical therapists were trained that RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation - is the formula to follow when treating a soft tissue injury. The truth is that it is possible to be too cold to treat soft tissue injuries. The proper solution is RCCE® - Rest, Cold, Compression, Elevation. We want to apply cold that is just above freezing. Yes, you want cold - and lots of it - but not so cold that it is below the freezing point of water.
The problem with most freezer based substitutes (such as the blue ice pack) is that they can freeze the skin, causing "cold burns". Ice substitutes are even more dangerous if you are using it enough that it numbs the nerves and you don't feel the permanent damage that you are doing to the underlying tissue. That is not the case with RigiGel®. Store RigiGel® packs in the freezer and use them like freezer packs. ColdCure® RigiGel® packs quickly go to the melting point of ice and then stay there for a long time. They stay the coldest possible to relieve pain - without the risk of damaging your skin.
Gel stays in place
Even at the coldest freezer temperature RigiGel® remains flexible. It truly is ice that bends like rubber - they retain all their flex and form regardless of temperature. This means you always get a perfect fit. The RigiGel® conforms perfectly to your elbow for maximum effect.
Despite the name, RigiGel® is not like other gels. It does not flow out of place. No matter how hard you press on the gel, it gives a bit for comfort, but stays in place so the cold stays over top of your injury, even under pressure. Keeping the pressure and cold on the injured area of your elbow is critical for effective relief of pain and swelling.
Each ColdCure® wrap comes with 3 large cold packs, allowing for extended treatment durations. When stored in the freezer, our XC RigiGel® packs have 3x more cooling power per lb than standard gel packs. This means they stay cold longer so you won't have to swap the gels as often. Longer treatment times and more cold power means better control of pain and swelling and less handling of the injured area. This all results in an overall colder and more effective treatment.
XC RigiGel® - High Performance, Temperature Balancing Formula
Gel packs are notorious for having hot and cold spots. Our XC RigiGel® gel packs distribute the cold energy evenly throughout the pack. When cold pressure is applied to the elbow, gel starts to warm up in that specific spot faster than the rest of the gel. The cold energy in our gel packs is transferred from the cold spots to the warm spots much more effectively. This is a valuable improvement as your hot, swollen injury will receive the cooling power of the entire gel pack. The temperature balancing power of these gel packs is unmatched.
XC RigiGel® packs have 2 different colored sides: a white side and a gold side. Both sides will give you all the same benefits that our high performance XC RigiGel® has to offer. The gel pack can be inserted inside the wrap with the white side facing towards your elbow or away from your elbow since the gel pack is not side specific.
ColdCure® Elbow gel packs are enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The gel pack is specifically designed for the shape of the elbow, providing maximum coverage of the tendons below the skin. We do not use one common gel pack in all our wraps - the elbow is shaped very differently from any other body part and each body part deserves a custom designed pack if it's going to work the best. No other wrap in the world has specifically designed cold packs for each and every part of the body. The wrap molds the cold pack around the entire elbow to ensure that there is an even distribution of cooling power over the entire injured area. This product has in every way been designed to be 100% a Tennis Elbow treatment device.
Medical Function - BFST® Wrap - Accelerated Healing
The BFST® Elbow Wrap is an FDA registered Class II medical device. Class II devices are serious medical devices with very high standards of quality, performance, and safety. Class II medical devices have hundreds of pages of regulations and standards to keep you safe and ensure effective treatments. This is a medical device, not a 'consumer good', but it is available to the public to buy and use at home.
The Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy Wrap is designed to promote blood flow in injured tissue below the dermal (fat and skin) layer. Utilizing our patented Energy Web®, specially controlled EMR energy envelops the entire elbow and stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue deep beneath the skin. The resulting stimulation brings oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the injured area, accelerating the healing process.
Treatments require only 20 minutes, but the immediate effects last for about 4 hours. BFST works exactly like exercise. BFST® is exercise for your circulatory system. So, like exercise, there is little benefit in giving yourself 2 treatments one after the other, but there is lots to gain from regular treatments. In fact, just like exercise, the more regularly you give yourself BFST treatments, the more healthy your circulatory system becomes. And a healthy circulatory system benefits your elbow all day long. The more days you exercise for, the stronger your circulation becomes. If you work out for weeks or months you notice a big difference. Similarly, if you use BFST for weeks or months there will be a big difference.
The BFST® Elbow wrap has 3 different power settings, so you can continue to increase the power of your treatments as your Tennis Elbow heals. During your first treatment, your elbow may feel quite warm. This is because your circulation is poor at first. The more you use the device, the less warming sensation you will feel. This is good. As the warmth lessens from treatment to treatment, this is an indication that the circulation in your elbow is improving. Better circulation means more blood flow all the time, not just during treatments. This is the goal. When you feel very little warmth during a treatment, it is time to move up to the next power level. Don't rush it though, more heat does not mean better treatment. In fact, less heat means better treatment, so take your time moving up in levels.
This is not a heating pad. Heating pads have very little therapeutic value since they only heat the surface of the skin. Heating the surface of the skin does nothing to heal the damaged tissue below the dermal layer. BFST® penetrates deep below the skin to stimulate blood flow in the area of injury, creating an ideal environment for healing. The difference is significant.
The Energy Web® of the Tennis Elbow BFST® device is enclosed in a soft, comfortable neoprene wrap. The wrap shapes the Energy Web® to mold around the complex form of the elbow to ensure that there is an even distribution of energy over the entire injured area. The wrap is opened and closed using attached Velcro® straps that guarantee a perfect fit. The wrap and unwrap design also allows for easy application to a tender, injured elbow. After treatment, the wrap does not need to be removed. The straps can be further tightened to provide snug support and protection for the injured elbow. The device disconnects at the wrap from the power supply and controller so you are free to move around your home when not receiving treatment, while still wearing the wrap for support and comfort. The device is incredibly comfortable to wear.
How To Use BFST® + ColdCure® Devices
Detailed instructions come with every unit.
Use the ColdCure® wrap for at least 2 straight days before using the BFST® wrap. This will help reduce not only the visible swelling you may see on the surface, but also the inflammation you may have and cannot see, deep down in the soft tissue.
Avoid using the BFST® wrap until your inflammation and swelling has subsided. Always start your BFST® treatments on Level 1. More power does not mean better treatment. If you run the unit so that you feel a lot of warmth you will increase blood flow at the skin surface and this will actually reduce the effectiveness of the treatment - surface heat makes it harder for the energy to get past the thick layer of blood at the skin surface. For maximum benefit, please take into consideration that each 20 minute treatment stimulates your blood circulation for an average of 4 hours. We recommend 3-4 treatments daily, spread throughout the day. 2 treatments close together are not as effective as 2 treatments spread out by several hours.
During the day, do a BFST® treatment every 4 hours or before any type of physical activity. This can include anything that puts strain on the injured area (walking, standing for extended periods, etc). This can also be used for preventative measures after a full recovery to optimize your blood flow. Even long after you have healed, using BFST® can keep your circulation in top form and your elbow healthy. Regular use can reduce the chance of future injuries.
Do a ColdCure® treatment any time you experience a pain flare-up or after any physical activity to prevent further injury and reduce swelling and inflammation. Allow as much time as possible between ColdCure® and BFST® treatments. This time will allow the blood flow and body temperature to regulate again. Refrain from using ColdCure® within the 4 hours following your 20 minute BFST® treatment. This will counteract the treatment. If necessary, use the ColdCure® wrap for pain control, then follow up with another BFST® treatment.
If you have questions, please call us. We have extensive call in hours and our King Brand Advisors spend all day every day talking to people about treating their injuries. We can help you understand the best treatment options for you!
Increase the effectiveness of your ColdCure® treatments by attaching an Accessory Strap to your Elbow wrap. The Accessory Strap will provide you with additional compression and this means maximum pain and swelling relief.
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King Brand® Quality
King Brand® soft tissue rehabilitation medical products are the #1 choice by top Athletic Therapists and Medical Practitioners worldwide. We provide guaranteed results and customer satisfaction. Like all King Brand® products, there simply isn't a better performing option. All King Brand® products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Try our products and if you are not completely impressed, you can send them back for a full refund. We know you will love them though, because thousands of people already use them and rave about the results.
King Brand's® ColdCure® and BFST® products are FDA Registered medical devices. They are intended to prevent, treat and cure soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions. Part of being an FDA Registered company means that our products are made from high quality, biocompatible materials. These devices are manufactured and tested to the highest safety standards in the industry.
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